Propane is a Safe Fuel
Like gasoline, propane is flammable, but has a much smaller range of flammability than gasoline and much higher ignition temperature 920- 1020 degrees vs. 80- 300 degrees for gasoline.
Propane is non-toxic, unlike gasoline, diesel, methanol and ethanol. If a propane storage tank should ever leak, there would be no contamination danger to the surrounding soil or water.
Propane has a lower carbon content compared to conventional gasoline and diesel. When used as a vehicle fuel, propane can offer life cycle greenhouse emissions benefits over conventional fuels, depending on vehicle type and more.
SAFETY: Propane is considered a safe motor fuel by the federal government. School buses run on propane. Propane vehicle tanks are tested to 4 times the normal operating pressures, and these tanks are 20 times more puncture-resistant than gasoline, methanol or ethanol vehicle tanks. Of methanol, ethanol, CNG or propane, propane has the lowest flammability range -a safety advantage.
MADE IN THE USA: Over 88% of the propane used in this country comes form our own sources. Of this, 70% comes from the processing of natural gas. The U.S., Canada and Mexico have extensive natural gas reserves. More than half, 62% of the remaining 12% is imported from Canada and Mexico.
ENGINE LIFE: Propane’s 104 pump octane rating and low carbon and oil contamination characteristics can result in documented engine life of 2 to 3 times that of gasoline. This is one of the prime reasons for propane’s popularity in delivery fleets, taxis, buses and industrial engines.
COST: Propane is one of the least expensive alternatives to gasoline. Methanol and ethanol are among the most costly.